Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society
Griffith’s Centre for Social and Cultural Research is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes; History, media and change, Crises: communities, safety and security, Heritage and wellbeing and Language, culture and belonging.
PAST CENTRE EVENTS
Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Marc Gibert
From wheat farmers in Mediterranean Catalonia (Spain) to sugarcane farmers in tropical Queensland (Australia): The case of the town of Llagostera (1900-1975) presented by Marc Gibert (University of Girona, Spain) on 28 March 2018
Visiting Scholars Seminar Series — Maria Elena
Frontier/ Borderlands: Violence in the Sugar Towns of North Queensland presented by Dr Maria Elena Indelicato (Zhejiang University, China) on 26 March 2018
Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Roxanne Tsang
Ethnography/Ethno-archaeology and the potential for rock art studies in Papua New Guinea presented by Roxanne Tsang (University of Papua New Guinea) on 21 March 2018
Visiting Scholars Seminar Series
Listening routes to justice presented by Tanja Dreher (University of NSW) and Poppy de Souza (Griffith University) on 19 March 2018
Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Helena Huhta
Ethnicity and everyday life in prison – An ethnographic study on prison hierarchy, coping practices and equality presented by Helena Huhta (University of Helsinki, Finland) on 14 March 2018
Inaugural Archaeology and Human Evolution Seminar
Understanding the Neolithic in Southeast Asia presented by Professor Peter Bellwood (Australian National University) on 8 March 2018
Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Robin Kuchar
DIY music venues between Assimilation, Scene-Traditionalism, and ‘Subcultural Institutionalization’ presented by Dr Robin Kuchar (Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany) on 7 March 2018
Visiting Scholars Workshop - Alison Harvey
Double Agents: Community-engaged scholarship in the marketized university presented by Alison Harvey (University of Leicester) on 6 March 2018
Visiting Scholars Seminar Series - Alison Harvey
Dirty methods for feminist game studies presented by Dr Alison Harvey (University of Leicester) on 2 March 2018
Harry Gentle Resource Centre
Documenting the lives and experiences of the people, groups and organisations of pre-separation Queensland and Australia. Image: Conrad Martens, Kangaroo Point, 1852. Courtesy: Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW.
The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research offers support to members by providing funding assistance for selected initiatives, as well as a variety of opportunities to invite visiting scholars to facilitate conferences and workshops, and organise public lectures.